— R. C. Smith at Heathwood Press. In defense of Occupy’s emphasis on non-dominant, non-hierarchical organisation
— Paul Mason in The Guardian. From Arab Spring to global revolution
In an excerpt from his book Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere, Paul Mason argues that a global protest movement, based on social networks, is here to stay
Craig Epplin at The Reanimation Library. Puppets Are Not People
Via Sunday Reading
— Dr. Martin Shaw at Transition Culture. An interview with Dr. Martin Shaw: “A lot of opportunity is going to arrive in the next 20 years disguised as loss”
A Day in the Life of Biblioteca Popular Victor Martinez (People’s Library), August 13th, 2012, East Oakland post by Aaron Bady at The New Inquiry. Photos by and courtesy of Andrew Kenower.
Jamie Omar Yassin posted Update on the People’s Library in Fruitvale at Hyphenated-Republic.
— Jacob Appelbaum in Occupy! #4 (PDF). Don’t Turn Off Your Cellphone
Noam Chomsky in Aljazeera.Plutonomy and the precariat: On the history of the US economy in decline
The current US economy is built on ‘growing worker insecurity’ - people who are too busy and poor to make demands.
— Steve Hynd in The Agonist. Taking Back May Day
— Noam Chomsky in Zuccotti Park Press via Ukiah Blog. Chomsky: May Day
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